How to Copy Color from Another Workbook Excel 2003 to Excel 2013
Import colors from another a workbook in Excel
Excel 2003 had a standard palette of colors that are different from the palette that you have a recent version of Excel (2007, 2010, 2013). If you ever had the need to copy or import a color from another a workbook in Excel 2003 to Excel 2013 then you could through the dialogue of the Options window in the zone "Copy colors from the" drop-down menu to choose another workbook from which you are importing colors in the workbook in which you work. (another workbook must be open).
How to Copy Color From Excel 2003 to Excel 2007
In Excel 2007 import colors from another a workbook can be done in the following way. Click the button Office => Excel 2007 options => in the left hand menu, choose Save => click on Colors ... button in the new window the color in the zone "Copy colors from" and then the pull down menu select opened the workbook from which you are importing colors.
How to Copy Color From Excel 2003 to Excel 2013
In Excel 2013 import colors from another a workbook can be done in the following way, as in Excel 2007. Click File => Options => in menu on the left, select Save => click on Colors ... button in the new window the Color, in the "Copy from colors" from the drop down select opened the workbook from which you import colors.
Import color palette or color scheme from Excel 2003 to Excel 2013 on the Ribbon
Take for example that you are working in Excel 2013 some application to be used by users in Excel 2003. If the current application contains cells that have a background color, to be able to use in Excel 2003 it is necessary to use a color palette that supports Excel 2003. If you want to import palette color from Excel 2003 to Excel 2013 and have on the ribbon, available colors for Excel 2003 then do the following.
If you want each time you start Excel 2013 have a new tab on the Ribbon under the name "Tab1" which will contain the command (Ribbon control button) for a color palette from Excel 2003 then do the following. File that you can download from this page 2013 ColorCompatibility2003.xlam copy the folder on the path.
Attention! Some of the folders are hidden and you need to unhide them.
Also this command you can add on the Quick Access Toolbar.
If you do not want to constantly have this tab "Tab1" on the ribbon then this file archive to a local folder and run it as needed.
Notice in the picture below what it looks like from the color palette for Excel 2003 if you file copy in the XLSTART folder, because they will each launch of Excel 2013 load "Tab1" on the ribbon.
Color Palette for Excel 2003, on the Ribbon of Excel 2013